AUGUST 30 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1705 – David Hartley the English philosopher and founder of the Associationist school of psychology was born on the 30th August 1705 (died 1757).

1835 – MELBOURNE in Australia was founded on on the 30th August 1835.

Melbourne city yarra river buildings Flinders Street Station foot bridge Rialto Towers Moon Sunday morning 2nd August 2012
Melbourne city on the Yarra River featuring Flinders Street Station & the Rialto Tower as the Moon set on Sunday morning at 6:30am ~ 2nd August 2012 (Photo by Anton K. Kressnig)

1836 – The city of Houston was founded on the 30th August 1836, by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen.

1873 – Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discovered the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea on the 30th August 1873.

1909 – Burgess Shale fossils were discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott on the 30th August 1909.

1919 – Wolfgang Wagner the German director was born on the 30th August 1919 (died 2010).

1930 – Warren Buffett the American businessman and philanthropist was born on the 30th August 1930.

1943 ~ ROBERT CRUMB the American artist and illustrator was born on the 30th August 1943.

1945 – Hong Kong was liberated from Japan on the 30th August 1945, by British Armed Forces.

1948Lewis Black the American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor was born in Silver Spring, Maryland on the 30th August 1948. Official website: www.LewisBlack.com | verified: Twitter.com/theLewisBlack

1950 – Antony Gormley the English sculptor was born on the 30th August 1950.

1956 – The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened on the 30th August 1956.

1959 – Mark “Jacko” Jackson the Australian footballer and actor was born on the 30th August 1959.

1963 – The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union went into operation on the 30th August 1963.

1972 – Cameron Diaz the American model and actress was born on the 30th August 1972.

1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery took off on its maiden voyage on the 30th August 1984.

1985 – Leisel Jones the Australian swimmer was born on the 30th August 1985.

1993The Late Show with David Letterman hosted by David Letterman was first broadcast on the 30th August 1993. Official website: www.CBS.com/shows/Late_Show | www.FACEBOOK.com/Letterman verified

Today in History for August 30th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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